It has been a long hiatus, though to me it didn't seem to be one. Time flies. June and July have flied by so fast, and I can't keep up, shit things happening one after the other, and I'm still coping... But it's a process. I'm functioning now enough to write and interact on this blog. As I promised, this first post is a list of June releases (from June 3rd) and the reviews I found about them until now. You're all welcome to let me know if you have a review that I forgot to add. Since July is also over, I'm also sharing this month's books and reviews. Welcome back on Swift Coffee, everyone!
Music, history and a hint of magic... what more can a novel have? That's the dream, at least for me. (Well, mystery is my other soft spot, but one can't have everything, right?) That's why I agreed to be part of the blog tour for "Song for a Lost Kingdom" about a year ago, and as I expected, I ended up loving it! (You can read my review if you click on the title!) Today, I'm here to share the sequel with you, a book that I have waited for ever since I've finished the first one.
While I have to admit that, because of the hell of a summer I've been having, I still haven't read any of his books, the wonderful James J. Cudney is about to publish yet another installment of his mystery series. What a prolific writer! (Btw the I haven't yet read them, I now own an ecopy of most of his books. Yay!) Let's get into this new one, 'Haunted House Ghost'!
I've recently read a couple of books about drinks, and I felt like they should be included in the same post. There's something here for everyone: one book about handmade cocktails for the extravagant, creative ones one book about the legendarily strong Absinthe for the hardcore feaster and one book about tea - for the safe players! I myself like the thought of all these, and I'd choose depending on my mood. To learn my thoughts about the books themselves, read further! 😉
I've already featured this book, 'Bloom Where You're Planted', before on my blog. That time unfortunately I didn't have enough time to finish reading it, so I only posted a book blitz as part of the blog tour. If you'd like to see that post and get to know more about this book and its author, click HERE! Otherwise, here are my thoughts about it after finally having read it!
This is the second "I'm so sorry" post I doing this week. As the other one (here), this review was supposed to be part of a blog tour. I owe a huge apology to Rachel and the author. Honestly, I don't really know what I expected from this book. It sounded great, it had a beautiful cover, it seemed to be about telling stories. What's not to like? Well, it was everything it could've been and more.
I must start this review with an enormous apology to both the tour organizer and the author. I was supposed to post it as part of a blog tour WEEKS ago... I thought I did, too, but since it was my hiatus, and my head was filled with everything life (and death... and also, work. A lot of work.) , I didn't check it properly. Turns out, it went out completely blank. Unfortunately I only noticed it days later, in between two shifts, and I only had time to take it down... I couldn't review it until now. Now, before anyone freaks out: I do not think that this was a real wordpress problem. I had troubles with my internet connection at the time, I used my smartphone to write posts, and what supposedly happened is that my phone lost the connection when the post should have been saved online, and... well, it wasn't. I didn't notice it because I was in a hurry. I'm very sorry about all this... (This happened with a couple of other posts two. They come later again...) So, let's talk about the book now!